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Nostalgia Gassers Racing Association
The Nostalgia Gassers Racing Association was formed in 2011 by a group of gearheads with a love for the old mid 60’s style gassers.
Many of the groups gassers were actually raced in the 60’s & then when the class died in the early 70’s the cars were either stored, used for a show cars, some were converted to street rods.
Now they have been brought back to their racing glory. Others built 60’s style gassers so they could race with the group.
The Nostalgia Gassers Racing Association’s main focus is having FUN while drag racing their old gassers.
The Nostalgia Gassers Racing Association is a family oriented group, and is also approachable in the pits, they love to talk old style drag racing with any and all. So stop on by pull up a seat and let’s chat for a spell.
The forecast for the weekend included spotty rain showers, but we were hopeful as the locals told us that many of the storms split as they get near the Mississippi River.
We were the first to arrive with Danny Mann coming in early Friday morning to show us where to pit. The rest of the group came in steadily after that. They included Bryan and June Huffman, Ken Kapper and Ralph Grote, Rob Rothwieler, Tom Cray, Bob Mitchel, Randy Tavoletti, Mark Cambell, Jim and Mary Predeau & Jeanette McDowell. Thanks to Doug Jent and his buddy for coming down to support us. We also welcomed new members Dave Walters & Rod Urish. Great to have them as part of the group. As the day went on, we were dampened with rain off and on, but the racers managed to get one test’n tune run in before the rain shut them down for the night. It later cleared and we had a nice evening to just sit and chat.
Saturday morning was cloudy but dry and the racers got 2 more test’n tunes, almost back to back, and were lined up for a third round. It was to be a flagman start with a photo shoot but the rain took over once again. Since the moisture came down just enough to stay ahead of the track dryers, we decided to set up our, always great, potluck. Tables were brought out, E-Z ups were in place and we ducked in and out of raindrops, enjoying each others company and had another very successful meal. Thanks goes out to all our talented cooks. When we can’t race, we eat. It’s a no brainer. The rain continued all afternoon and the forecast was for lots more to come so the track finally called the event off for the weekend. We were all sorry to see the cancel but, that’s racing folks.
A very special thanks goes out to Danny Mann for all he did to get us included in this event. He said the track officials were happy with our group and we would be invited again next year.
It was fun to see everyone.
Jess & Bertie James
Dean Markuson with a 56 Ford Customline
Steve Rice with a 48 Studebaker
Dale Letterly with a 57 Chevy
Rod Urish with a 48 Anglia
Dave Walters with a 53 Chevy
Bill Eveland with a 55 Pontiac Chiefton
Tom Harvey with a 52 Chevy in progress
Jack Kaylor with a 62 Rambler American
Glen McIntire with a 41 Willys Coupe